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1 hr ago | OpEdNews

Raising Taxes on Corporations that Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs

Until the 1980s, corporate CEOs were paid, on average, 30 times what their typical worker was paid.

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Related Topix: US News

5 hrs ago | Common Dreams

You Can Sleep Tonight Knowing the Klan Is Awake

Proving the ragged hateful fringes of the country live on, Pennsylvania residents beset by a rash of burglaries woke up to flyers announcing a new neighborhood watch program launched by helpful members of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, complete with 24-hour Klan Line.

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Related Topix: US News

9 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Utah Mother Charged With A Felony For Using Meth While Pregnant

A 24-year-old mother in Utah has been charged with a second-degree felony based on accusations that she endangered her child by using methamphetamine while pregnant, according to the Salt Lake Tribune .

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News

13 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Maryland Democratic candidate Gansler puts foot in mouth, again

Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler on Monday disparaged his primary opponent's service in Iraq, criticizing him as "somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything."

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Related Topix: US News

13 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Republicans continue their assault on criminal defense attorneys with revolting new campaign ad

The Republican Governors Association "goes there" with my absolute least-favorite attack ad topic of all time: criticizing criminal defense attorneys for their work representing clients.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, US News, Law, Nikki Haley, US Governors

13 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Challenge from Left could complicate Andrew Cuomo's re-election

In a head-to-head matchup, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to hold a better than two-to-one lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, 58-28 percent .

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Westchester County, NY, Siena College, US News

16 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

How The Everest Avalanche Sparked A Labor Fight

Last Friday, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpas, members of an ethnic group that work on the mountain to secure safety equipment, carry supplies, and help climbers who are trying to reach the peak.

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Related Topix: Avalanche, US News

17 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Clapper's Intel 'Gag Order' an Assault on Press Freedoms

Clapper's directive is agnostic about the classification status of information his spies, analysts and technical specialists might communicate with the media.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, James R. Clapper, US News

17 hrs ago | The Brad Blog

Democrats Lead Republicans by 6 Points in Generic 2014 Mid-Term Election Polling

Despite a recent poll showing he leads two candidates who were invited, David Curtis gets snubbed by press group, and he's not happy... Barry Goldwater, the GOP's most conservative Presidential nominee ever, was a leftist, tree-hugging, Big Govt environmentalist whacko hell-bent on destroying the economy... Will Democrats continue to run scared, or ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

18 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Where Have All the Green Jobs Gone?

Volunteers construct an environmentally friendly home for Central Valley Habitat for Humanity.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, US News

18 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Naomi Klein: To Join Climate Fight, Find Your 'Place to Stand'

"If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves," says author and activist, "then it is within our power to change those ideas."

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Related Topix: US News

18 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

Married Cops Dead in Murder-Suicide

A Cook County sheriff's office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

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19 hrs ago | Truthdig

Triumph of the Immigrant American Spirit: Meb Keflezighi and the Boston Marathon

Monday Boston responded with its vigorous spirit of community and transcendence to the cowardly terrorism that marred the Boston Marathon in 2013, coming out in record numbers for the 2014 event.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News

22 hrs ago | National Public Radio

High Court To Consider Political Lies, Future Of Broadcasting

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in two high-profile cases that could affect video sharing on the Internet, and the telling of untruths in the political marketplace.

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Related Topix: US News

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Nation

Fighting Despair to Fight Climate Change

There is a brutal conundrum at the heart of the fight against catastrophic climate change: when people grasp just how dire things are, they're as likely to hunker down as to rise up.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 15

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 32 diaries.

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Related Topix: US News

Truthdig

Hacker 'Weev' Is Out of Jail, But His 'Fight for Freedom' Isn't Over Yet

Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer walked out of the Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood in White Deer, Pa., on April 11 after spending over a year there when a federal appeals court vacated his conviction on hacking charges.

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Related Topix: Prison, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Ipad, US News

ThinkProgress

What That Game of Thrones Scene Says About Rape Culture

Viewers and TV critics alike agree that Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones depicted Jaime Lannister raping his sister Cersei , in a disturbing scene that Vulture's Margeret Lyons calls "a new low for the deeply violent series."

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Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, US News

Crooks and Liars

Chris Christie's Campaign Spent More Money Than It Has On Bridgegate Scandal

Gov. Chris Christie sure likes spending money that he doesn't have. First there's a federal investigation on the way he spent Hurricane Sandy relief monies , and now comes Bridgegate.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US News

Common Dreams

Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance

The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I watched as a citizen and a CIA analyst chances for genuine peace with Russia frittered away.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Washington, DC, Fidel Castro, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, US News

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